The Great War
Directed byStephen Ives
Amanda Pollak
Rob Rapley
Music byTom Phillips
Peter Rundquist
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time360 min (three 120 min episodes)
Original releaseApril 10, 2017 (2017-04-10)

The Great War is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Stephen Ives, Amanda Pollak and Rob Rapley.[1][2] It is based on World War I (1914–18) and focuses especially on the United States' 20-month experience (April 1917 – November 1918) of deploying to the European theater.

The film premiered to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the United States entry into the war on April 6, 1917. The three-part film aired on the PBS network series American Experience during April 10–12, 2017.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Hale, Mike (9 April 2017). "Review: 'The Great War,' when America Took the World Stage". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "'The Great War': Producer, Writer and Director Stephen Ives on the Moment when America Came of Age | TVWeek".
  3. ^ "American Experience | The Great War". PBS. Retrieved January 10, 2017.